Saturday, September 26, 2015

Two Spring cards

I enjoyed making these two cards today. I think the pink and brown make a nice colour combination.

I've entered these cards in:

Thanks for looking.


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Beautiful Blooms - double scrapbook page


Today I have created a double page layout about flowers I saw at Jurong Bird Park in Singapore.

There were two challenges at Soul-scrappers that these pages are appropriate for so I'm entering one page in TTT9 and the other in MYC21. Head over to Soul to see the criteria.

The pages are mirror images of each other. I don't often have the chance to use many flowers in my work so it was nice to be able to for a change.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Rose Fairy card

Yesterday I tried a new technique. I wandered over to my neighbour's lawn and plucked a couple of dandelion flowers from it. These are weeds but the flowers are quite pretty and delicate.

I added inks to them and stamped them on to cream cardstock. One of the inks was glimmer mist so the card does shimmer a little. I enjoyed this technique and believe I will employ it again in the future.

I made this card for a series of challenges for World Card Making day being run by Mitzi over at Soul-scrappers. She wanted us to have a person, a thing and a place. My place is a garden, the person is the rose fairy and the thing is the flower.

Budget tip: The Rose Fairy is actually a clothing tag. I keep these to use on my cards. Some of them are stunning as they are or they can be embellished easily. I just added some twine.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Father's Day card for Papercrafter's Corner week #117

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 117 Inspiration Pieces (image)

Steph from Papercrafter's Corner chose two magazine covers for Magazine Monday this week because she wanted to give twice the inspiration but she is also awarding two prizes.

I chose to combine the two covers for my card. Why not? I have the fish with the large lips and the portholes are like the Astronaut's helmet, are they not?

Monday, September 14, 2015

ACW - Australia Day, a layout for CSI #176

How fabulous is this week's CSI case file? I could have gone so many ways with this one. I almost feel like I should do more than one entry.

Anyway, I looked at the colours and knew just the photo to use. I already had it printed and sitting on my craft desk.

Here is my layout.

I have all the colours in the scheme, plus a hint of green. Hope that's allowed. It was on the background paper and I've covered it up as much as possible.

Evidence : music elements, stitching (faux), I have a large white oval underneath the doily, there's a flourish and some red enamel dots.

Testimony : Document something you do for entertainment. Well, I sing in a Chorus called A Cappella West and we entertain others although it is also very pleasurable for me as well. I've used the inspiration words song and music. I've added a list of our set list that we sang.

Thanks for looking. Thank you so much to those that make a comment. I do read them and enjoy them. Makes my day.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Bird Show - A layout for Jot's September 2015 mood board

September Mood Board - Jot Magazine

Such a bright mood board to work with. I saw the little bird and had to join in.

I started my layout by choosing a Webster's Pages background that perfectly matched the mood board. I chose some more papers to match and it came together very easily.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Masculine cards

Hi all.

This month's challenge at Unstampabelles is to make some masculine cards. It can be for any age male. The twist is to write about what you think makes a good masculine card.

For me, I usually make them either very simple or sport themed.  I know that my boys won't give them to their friends unless they are very simple. If  you don't add a sentiment then it can be for any occasion as well. If they are sport based they could be for your child's sport coach or a Teacher.

I've chosen sport based for my example. I also think, you've made all the effort to get all your stuff out, why not make two or three instead of just one. Makes sense, hey?

I've used Graphic 45's Good Ol' Sport papers on a kraft base.

I've used my CM hexagon maker to punch out 1" shapes of the various papers. On the card on the left I inked around the shapes with red, I used green on the card on the  right. I added a banner with twine, plus a Bella Diecut that matched the papers quite nicely.

Why not have a go? Add to your stash of cards. If you don't normally make masculine cards, here is your chance to challenge yourself. This is the prize you can win.

Friday, September 4, 2015

CSI 174 N.Y. Icon

September 2015 - CSI 174

Another travel CSI challenge, you beauty.  Here's my layout.

174 N.Y. Icon

I simply love the Chrysler building. It's a really stunning design. You can see it from all over the City and at night time it lights up and looks even prettier.

I have all the colours from the scheme.

My evidence is globe, map, travel, metal (the brad), something woven (I wove a mat of some 6x6 papers as a feature) and a starburst (top right).  I thought the woven mat looked a bit like the base of the scene.

For testimony I documented something about a location and used the inspo word World.

I really enjoy the CSI challenges. Have you had a go at them?

Thanks for looking.